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Republicans swap barbs for substance in Florida debate

Mar 11, 2016 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Candidates spar in measured tones without interrupting on immigration and visas trade tariffs Cuba policy climate change and what to do to reduce the terror threat

REPUBLICAN DEBATE. US Presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich attend the Republican National Committee Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Miami's Bank United Center, in Miami, Florida, USA, March 10, 2016. Photo by Cristobal Herrera/EPA

Attacks escalate as Trump clashes with rivals

Mar 04, 2016 - 12:56 PM

UPDATED With the real estate tycoon apparently on a glide path to becoming the Republican standard bearer some panic has set in at the prospect of Donald Trump winning the nomination

Trump under fierce attack by rivals at rancorous debate

Feb 26, 2016 - 11:49 AM

3rd UPDATE The two freshman US senators launch broadsides against the brash billionaire who lashed out at his challengers in what quickly devolved into a shouting match

DEBATES. US Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz are seen on stage during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Clinton seeks rebound against Sanders at debate and beyond

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Peeling African Americans away from Hillary Clinton will be crucial for Bernie Sanders especially in South Carolina where according to exit poll data some 55 of Democratic voters in 2008 were black

DEAD HEAT. In this file photo, US Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) talk to each other on stage prior to the start of the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 13, 2015. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Republicans debate how to defeat jihadists, rivals hit Trump

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The debate is the first since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks – violence that has brought national security concerns to the fore

DEBATE. A shot of the US Republican Presidential candidate debate at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 15 December 2015. Photo by Ruth Fremson/EPA

Trump, Carson threaten Republican debate boycott

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Trump and Ben Carson write CNBC to say they are displeased with an agenda recently sent to their campaign teams that explains the debate would last two hours plus 4 commercial breaks that would add 16 minutes to the format

BOYCOTT? Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Ben Carson (L) participate in the second US GOP Presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, USA, 16 September 2015. File Photo by Max Whittaker/EPA

No Muslim should be US president: Carson

Sep 21, 2015 - 8:04 AM

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says no Muslim should be president of the United States adding a new twist to a controversy roiling the party s White House nominating race